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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Simone Biles ‘Brave,’ ‘Role Model’ for Mental Health

The same day U.S.A. gymnast Simone Biles won a bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, saying it “means more than all of the golds,” New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called Biles “brave” and “a role model” for her decision to drop out of the women’s team final to take care of her mental health. “I’ve…

Megan Rapinoe Throws Shade After Olympic Loss: ‘Obviously You Don’t Want to Lose to...

After the U.S. women’s soccer team lost 1-0 to Canada on Monday at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, forward Megan Rapinoe told reporters, “Obviously, we never want to lose to Canada. I don’t think I’ve ever lost to Canada. … this sucks. It sucks.” “It’s terrible. We just didn’t have it today,” Rapinoe said after the…

Team USA Shot Put Star ‘The Hulk’ Raises Overhead ‘X’ in Olympic Podium Protest

Raven Saunders, Team USA’s shot putter, also known as the “The Hulk,” was pictured with her arms raised over her head in the form of an “X” while on the podium receiving her medal during the Tokyo Olympics Games. When asked what the symbol meant, Saunders told the Associated Press it’s “the intersection of where all people who are oppressed…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show The US Women’s Soccer Team Kneeling During The...

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team kneeling during the national anthem at the Tokyo Olympics. Verdict: Misleading While the U.S. women’s national soccer team did kneel before its match against Sweden, the action did not occur during the national anthem. The photo included in the Facebook…

Team USA Swimmer Caeleb Dressel Has Three Gold Medals From Tokyo, But His Family...

American swimmer Caeleb Dressel has won three gold medals in the Tokyo Olympic Games — and he could win one more — but his family keeps stealing the show. Dressel’s first gold medal of the Tokyo games came from the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay. Following the race, he tossed his gold medal to teammate Brooks…

‘I Can Die’: Athletes Protest Extreme Heat at Tokyo Olympics

Olympic athletes competing in outdoor games have become increasingly vocal in their protests that Tokyo’s summer heat is a threat to their health, prompting tennis to reconfigure its schedule on Wednesday to the evenings to keep players out of the sun. The decision followed objections from Novak Djokovic, the world’s top tennis player and a…

Watch This Australian Swim Coach Cause A Massive Scene While Celebrating

Australian swim coach Dean Boxall had a wild reaction to his swimmer Ariarne Titmus beating American Katie Ledecky in the 400 meter freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics Monday. Titmus became the first woman to beat Ledecky, a five-time Olympian, in an individual Olympic final, the Washington Post reported. Titmus came from behind in the last…

Olympic Skateboarder Gets Injured Going Groin-First Into Metal Bar

A Peruvian Olympic skateboarder suffered injuries after slamming groin-first into a metal bar Saturday at the Tokyo Olympics during its first skateboarding event in history. Angelo Caro Narvaez went down the ramp on his skateboard and successfully jumped onto the first metal rail but then lost balance during his landing moments later, causing his groin…

Algerian Judoka Suspended from Tokyo Olympics After Refusing to Face Israeli Opponent

An Algerian judo athlete, Fethi Nourine, along with his coach, have been suspended after they withdrew from the Tokyo Olympic games because they refused to face off against an Israeli opponent. On Friday, Nourine’s coach, Amar Benikhlef, said he made the withdrawal to avoid a potential second-round matchup with Israel’s Tohar Butbul in the men’s 73 kg division…

Tokyo Olympics to Athletes: Don’t Use 150,000 Free Condoms

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics confirmed on Monday plans to distribute at least 150,000 condoms to athletes at next month’s Summer Games but insisted that the contraceptives are not intended “for use at the athlete’s village.” “The distribution of condoms is not for use at the athlete’s village, but to have athletes take them back…
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